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WVU center lands another grant to digitize newspaper archive

Sep. 21, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A project to digitize historical newspaper archives in West Virginia has landed another grant. The West Virginia University Libraries' West Virginia & Regional History Center received a nearly $202,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to keep digitizing...

Police: Escaped inmate caught after he stole ambulance

Sep. 21, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police say they have caught a West Virginia inmate who escaped a prisoner transport van and tried to flee in a stolen ambulance. According to Morgantown Police, 45-year-old Craig Allen Martisko of Granville faces numerous charges in the incident Friday. Police say he is a North...

Chemical company plans to lay off 57 at West Virginia plant

Sep. 21, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

BELLE, W.Va. (AP) — A chemical company is planning to lay off 57 workers at a plant in West Virginia. A news release Friday from the Kanawha County Commission says the layoffs are planned at the Chemours plant in Belle. The company formed as a spinoff from DuPont in 2015 and currently employs 207 people at...

WV horse therapy program aids those with disabilities

Sep. 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Despite heavy storm clouds rolling in above 1952 Files Cross Road, Aiden Sowers, 4, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), shouted to his father, Don, from their vehicle parked on the gravel roadway that the rain had not started falling and they should be able to...

WVa governor bans most outdoor burning due to drought

Sep. 20, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has issued a ban on most outdoor burning due to drought conditions and reduced water supply levels in some communities. The ban is effective immediately and will remain in effect until conditions improve and Justice rescinds the order. Justice's...

Teen charged with arson, murder in family's fiery death

Sep. 20, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old West Virginia girl accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed two family members has been charged as an adult. News outlets report an indictment was unsealed Thursday stating Madison Wine is being charged as an adult with murder, attempted murder, arson and...

Workforce aid approved for West Virginia after storms

Sep. 20, 2019 4:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal funding of $975,000 has been approved for Workforce West Virginia in response to severe storms in June that resulted in heavy rainfall, extreme flooding and extensive damage to waterways. Five counties were declared eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's...

Man arrested after chase, accused of throwing bag of meth

Sep. 20, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been arrested after leading police on a chase while trying to toss a bag of methamphetamine out of sight. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said 46-year-old David Fitzgerald Moore has been charged with fleeing and possession with...

West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent last week on the sideline as his Mountaineers ran...

Man who pleaded guilty to killing teen wants plea deal kept

Sep. 20, 2019 2:47 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A white West Virginia man who pleaded guilty to killing a black teen says he wants his plea deal to remain in place. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports William Ronald Pulliam on Wednesday asked to keep his deal intact, despite his earlier request to have it thrown out so the case...